How do foot blisters make you feel when running? It's no surprise that blisters are one of the most common running injuries. Read on for our 5 top tips on how to treat them and most importantly, how to avoid them. When training for a running endurance event, it's common to experience friction related blisters. We get them because it's our bodies natural defence mechanism of healing an area, with inflammation comes all the vital healing tools that are used to repair a damaged
Are your Hip Flexors Tight or just Weak?
One of the most common problems runners can experience during marathon training is developing 'tight hip flexor muscles', this is often due to running technique and the lack of strength training during marathon training. The thing that makes it difficult, is that tight or weak hip flexors don't always present themselves as 'pain' to the quadriceps; instead, they manifest themselves further around the kinetic chain and cause issues fu
In our last blog, Tendinopathy = Science Made Simple we explained the 3 stages of the tendinopathy continuum which is all well and good, but if you're like us then you'll probably want to know how to get rid of it... So we put together our 5 top tips on how to tackle Achilles Tendinopathy. 1. DO: Load management - Reduce your tendon loading to a level that the tendon can handle and then gradually increase the load without causing overload, this is the main principle in tendi
Achilles Tendinopathy = Science Made Simple In the sport of running, many injuries that occur are classified as overuse injuries, occurring from pushing the body further than it is currently conditioned for, this is something that all calibres of runners can be guilty of, whether it’s that new found desire to getting into shape and running every morning that week, a period of warm and sunny weather, causing you to break from your training schedule as it’s 'such a perfect day
Ever wondered why some people recover from injuries quicker than others?
Well first things first, everyone is different and each person has a slightly different recovery time post injury. A large variety of factors influence recovery time, ranging from genetics, fitness levels, nutritional intake (macro and micro nutrients), the protocols they follow and the environment the person is exposed to daily. This article is not a source of scientific research and is purely based
The calf muscles are one of the most overlooked muscle groups in the whole body, especially when it comes to athleticism. Picture any ball or racquet sport for now, and think of your favorite athlete. Got one in mind? How do they move? Do they stand on their heels or the balls of their feet?
Here's the answer; all the above sports you imagined are often played at speed and quick reaction times are essential in order to stand a chance of winning, so it is very likely they pl
Running is one of the most accessible sports we can take part in, simply slip on a pair of trainers, put one foot in front of the other and repeat! You probably know someone that has ran a marathon and you probably know a runner that has been injured. Maybe that someone is you? You're not alone, most of the population of runners experience 'overuse' injuries during training for a marathon. Afterall, 26.2 miles is a long way to run, and although it is achievable with a progres
The Glutes. Everyones got a set, but not everyone uses them... well not properly anyway.
We are a generation of people that trains the glutes for aesthetic purposes, but the key functions are often forgotten. The glutes are the biggest group of muscles in the body and (should be) the most powerful set of muscles too. The role as a group, is to stabilise the hips during walking, running and jumping as well as to generate hip extension, abduction and even internal/ external ro
In the second part of the 'shin splint' series, I discussed how to avoid the development of shin splints. In this blog (part 3/3), I explain treatment options for Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) and how to move on. Treatment options MTSS is associated with weakened medial foot arch stability and strength and therefore the treatment options should aim to address this. Although clinical research studies have yet to find a treatment method that works best for MTSS (on it's